image of the building known as Ye Olde Bishopsgate in London

Ye Olde Bishopsgate

(roofline sloping down from right to left)


Reference Number:- Godden Number:- Grant Catalogue Number:-
gt 804 989 unknown
 
Words:

Woven on Silk:-
 
 

Printed at bottom of card:-
W. H. GRANT, Manufacturer,      Foleshill, Coventry.
(WOVEN IN PURE SILK.)

Ye Olde Bishopsgate
 
INTERNATIONAL INVENTIONS EXHIBITION,
LONDON, 1885.

Size:
Card-mount:
15.2cm high by 10.2cm wide

silk:
7.6cm high by 5.1cm wide

Comments:

by Geoffrey Godden:
OLD BISHOPSGATE
This is one of the London views first issued at the 1885 International Inventions Exhibition. It is found mounted singly or in the multi-subject mount, where the title is given as 'Ye Olde Bishopsgate'; but in the individually mounted examples which I have examined, the title is given simply as 'Old Bishopsgate', and as such it was originally sold at 6d.

Other comments:
This silk was mounted by GRANT with the printed title above of " YE OLDE BISHOPSGATE ". It was also printed with the title " OLD BISHOPSGATE " (recorded as gt516).

This silk picture also features as part of the various multi-silk pictures produced by GRANT. These include:
 
gt4: International Inventions Exhibition, London, 1885 (comprising 'Ye Church of All Hallows' and 'Ye Olde Bishopsgate' )
 
gt10: 'Ye Church of All Hallows' and 'Ye Olde Bishopsgate'
 
gt26: International Inventions Exhibition, London, 1885 (comprising London City Arms, 'Ye Church of All Hallows', Ye Olde London Streete', and 'Ye Olde Bishopsgate')
 
gt36: Ye Views of Olde London (comprising London City Arms, 'Ye Church of All Hallows', Ye Olde London Streete', and 'Ye Olde Bishopsgate')
 

For some reason however, GRANT also produced a woven silk which is an exact mirror image of the one above; roofline sloping down from left to right, instead of up; with this version recorded as gt805.
This version of woven silk is included in the following multi-silk pictures:
 
gt32: Views of Ye Olde London Streete (comprising Edinburgh (sic) City Arms, 'Ye Church of All Hallows', Ye Olde London Streete', and 'Ye Olde Bishopsgate')
 
gt56: The Old London Album
 



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new improved image added 29 September 2017. Image with different roofline sloping down left to right added 21 September 2018 © Peter Daws
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